Entries by Jimmy Carrane

198: Mike Birbiglia

Mike Birbiglia is the writer, director and star of his latest independent film, “Don’t Think Twice,” about a popular New York improv group where one of the members gets his big break. Jimmy talks to Mike about some of the themes in his film, like jealousy, self-sabotage and fame. Mike discusses falling in love with […]

197: Peter Grosz

Peter Grosz is best known as one of the two guys in the Sonic commercials, but he has also written for The Colbert Report and Late Night with Seth Meyers. He has performed at The Second City etc., the UCB, Boom Chicago, and iO Chicago. Jimmy talks to him about why he still loves improvising, […]

196: Kelsie Huff

Kelsie Huff is one of Chicago’s hottest comedians. She has studied at iO Chicago and Second City and she teaches the popular Feminine Comique, which is a stand-up class geared towards woman. Jimmy talked to her at this year’s Chicago Women’s Funny Festival about how she uses improv in her stand-up, how to make the […]

Must-see Improv shows in Chicago this Summer

Every summer, improvisers from all over the country and the world flock to Chicago to take summer intensives and immerse themselves in Chicago’s vibrant improv scene. And every year, without fail, I get emails from these out-of-towners about what improv shows they should see when they’re here. So this year, I thought I’d make it […]